|Welcome and Opening remarks|
|9:00 a.m.||Jeffrey Strathern, Office of the Director, Center for Cancer Research, NCI|
|Session 1 - Chair: Stuart Le Grice|
Paloma Giangrande, University of Iowa
"Cell-targeted RNA therapies"
Christopher Sullivan, University of Texas at Austin
"RNAi: A tool for the enemy during viral infection of mammalian cells"
|10:30 a.m.||Coffee break|
|Session 2 - Chair: Bruce Shapiro|
Neocles Leontis, Bowling Green State University
"RNA Form and Function in Health and Disease: Deciphering the RNA 3D structure/function code"
Peixuan Guo, University of Kentucky
"Assembly of Thermodynamically and Chemically Stable RNA Nanoparticles Escorting miRNA, siRNA and Drug for Cancer Targeting"
|12:05 p.m.||Lunch on your own|
|Session 3 - Chair: Denise Whitby|
Robert Blumenthal, Center for Cancer Research, NCI
"Barriers to RNA Delivery"
Bruce Shapiro, Center for Cancer Research, NCI
"Creating Functionalized RNA-based Nanoparticles: Synergy Between Computation and Experiments"
Natasha Caplen, Center for Cancer Research, NCI
"Functional annotation of the cancer genome via RNAi"
Shalini Oberdoerffer, Center for Cancer Research, NCI
"Mechanistic links between DNA methylation and alternative pre-mRNA splicing"
Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor
"Antisense Modulation of Alternative Splicing: From the Bench to the Clinic"
|3:10 p.m.||Coffee break|
|Session 4 - Chair: Natasha Caplen|
Judy Lieberman, Harvard Medical School
"Using Aptamer-siRNA Chimeras to Knock out Cancer"
Benjamin tenOever, Mount Sinai Hospital
"Small RNA-mediated utilities for improved clinical therapeutics"
|4:50 p.m.||Stuart Le Grice, Head, Center of Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Cancer Virology (CEHCV), Center for Cancer Research, NCI|